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When Dom Perignon supposedly said (let’s pretend he did): ‘Come quickly I am tasting stars’, he was describing an exhilarating sensation, that of a great wine that had become effervescent…

Our House Selection We are currently featuring one small grower, one iconic Champagne and something from England, available by glass.

Champagne Gallimard Père Et Fils, Les Ricey Didier Gallimard owns 10 hectares of prime vineyard on the steep slopes around Les Ricey in the Southern Aube. His vines’ average 25 years and the vineyards, which are of chalk and limestone, are planted to 100% pinot noir. His wines are full, rich and offer enticing aromas and flavours of summer fruits. The rose is produced in limited quantities. Champagne Gallimard Cuvée Réserve Brut NV
Glass…£8.75 Bottle…£44

Champagne Gallimard Cuvée Prestige 2004
Glass…11.00 Bottle…£57

Champagne Gallimard Cuvée Réserve Rosé
Glass…£10.75 Bottle…£55

Champagne Louis Roederer, Reims Brut Premier, aged about 3.5 years before release, is built on a core of Pinot Noir with 20% of Roederer’s wood-aged reserves. Cristal, an equal blend of Pinot and Chardonnay, is an iconic wine with complex aromas of honey and beeswax that denote ageing in wood. Louis Roederer Brut Premier
Glass…£13.75 Bottle…£68

2000 Cristal
Glass…£60 Bottle…£330

• Nyetimber, West Sus Sex, England Planted in 1988 in rolling countryside between the clay-based Weald and the chalky South Downs, the land around Nyetimber provides the perfect conditions for producing sparkling wines, with geology similar to the Champagne region of France. Nyetimber’s classic Champagne varieties – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier – ripen to optimum levels in the warm South of England climate. Nyetimber Classic Cuvée 2001
Glass…£11.75 Bottle…£62

Small Family Growers
Disenchanted with the commercialisation of Champagne, an increasing number of small growers and families are resolutely making wine in their own vineyards, which reflect their terroir. They tend to work organically and sustainably, harvesting and selecting grapes by hand, utilising the best quality fruits. These are all very special Champagnes made in limited quantity. Chartogne-Taillet NV Brut

Jacques Lassaigne Blanc de Blancs Les Vignes de Montgueux

Gosset-Brabant Grand Cru Cuvée de Réserve

Cedric Bouchard Blanc de Noirs ‘Infloresence’ Val Vilaine

Ulysse Collin Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs

George Laval Cumieres 1er Cru Brut Nature

Jérôme Prévost La Closerie Les Beguines Brut Nature

Larmandier-Bernier 1er Cru Non – Dosée Terre de Vertus

Bertrand Gautherot Rosé Saignée de Sorbée Extra Brut

Champagne Tour
Champagne Agrapart, Avize Pascal Agrapart has ten hectares in and around Avize. The mainly Grand Cru vineyards are hand worked and organic. Indigenous yeasts are used and the wines are aged on the lees in the barrel. Les 7 Crus is a blend of seven different vineyards, all premier and Grand Cru. Grand Cru Minéral is extra brut. With a brilliant, lively mousse this wine has glorious citric purity andclassic minerality. Agrapart Les 7 Crus

2003 Agrapart Grand Cru Mineral

• Champagne Billecart-Salmon, Mareuil-Sur-Ay Small family-owned Grande Marque renowned for the consistently high quality of it rosé. The Blanc de Blancs is a rich, luscious with notesof almond, white fleshed fruit with a touch of vanilla. The celebrated rosé has great charm. The Nicolas Francois Billecart is a blend of Grand Cru Pinot and Chardonnay, a wine of fantastic intensity and depth of flavour, whilst the Cuvée Elisabeth is a delicate copper-coloured wine with aromatic notes of hazelnuts, hedgerow fruits and marzipan Billecart-Salmon Brut NV

Billecart-Salmon Rosé

Billecart Nicolas François 1998

Champagne Bollinger, Ay
I drink it when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and I drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it, unless I’m thirsty

Lily Bollinger The house of Bollinger owns 150 ha of its own first class vines. The Special Cuvée has depth and complexity with half the wine fermented in oak barrels. The Vintage Grande Année, RD and the Vieilles Vignes Françaises (based on three small parcels of ungrafted Pinot Noir wines in Ay and Bouzy) are deep, powerful and serious wines. Bollinger Speciale Cuvée

Bollinger Speciale Cuvée Magnum
2 Bottles…£140

Bollinger Speciale Cuvée Jeroboam
4 Bottles…£280

Bollinger Speciale Cuvée Nebuchadnezzar
20 Bottles…£1600

Bollinger Rosé Nv

1999 Bollinger La Grande Année

1985 Bollinger RD

1999 Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Françaises

Champagne Charles Heids Ieck, Reims
‘My only regret in life is that I didn’t drink enough Champagne’ John Maynard Keynes

Régis Camus makes creamy soft Champagnes of ample grainand texture. The Brut Réserve is wonderfully harmonious: aromas of violets, lilac and dried apricots. Brut Vintage reveals honey and nut on the nose, behind a layer of white fruits. Blanc des Millenaires has a lightly honeyed nose, aromas of polished wood and dried white fruits. Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve

2000 Charles Heidsieck Brut Vintage

1999 Charles Heidsieck Vintage Rosé

1995 Blanc des Millénaires

1985 Champagne Charlie

• Champagne Veuve A. Devaux
‘There is no great champagne without the right soil and location.’

Founded in 1846 by brothers Jules and Auguste Devaux andwas entrusted to the Union Aubose 1987 as the House was without an heir. It owes its character to 3500 acres of vineyard situated in the heart of the Côte De Bar, which produces some of best Pinot Noir in all of Champagne. Devaux Grande Réserve Brut NV

Devaux Cuvée Rose NV

Devaux Cuvée ’D’ NV

Devaux Cuvée ’D’ Le Millesime 1996

Champagne Dom Pérignon, Epernay The life of the Benedictine Monk, brother Pierre, was dedicated to the improvement of wines within the Champagne region His preference was for red grapes because the second fermentation was less likely and produced the style that was eventually to become so popular his wines were double the price of the Abbeys rivals. Although the Abbey ceased production in the French revolution. His name launched the first Cuvée prestige in 1937. Dom Pérignon 1999

Dom Pérignon Magnum 1998

Dom Pérignon Rosé 1996

• Champagne Drappier, Reims
’Why do I drink Champagne for breakfast? Doesn’t everyone?’

Noel Coward A favourite of Charles de Gaulle, Aube-based Drappier Champagnes are fruity, lively and exuberant. Carte d’Or Brut has the classic Pinot Noir aroma conveying subtle citrus and red fruits with yeasty bread. The vigorous Grand Cendrée is produced from vines planted over 70 years ago with 55% elegant Chardonnay and 45% Pinot Noir giving body and fruit. Drappier Carte d’Or

Drappier Blanc de Blancs

2002 Drapper Grand Sendrée

Champagne Duval-Leroy, Vertus Based in Vertus, Côte de Blancs, Duval-Leroy is now one of the largest land-owners in all Champagne. The wines reflect this location, demonstrating a quality of Chardonnay not to be found elsewhere. The house style here is elegance, freshness, with good fruit. Duval-Leroy Fleur de Champagne Brut

Duval-Leroy Paris Collection Brut

Duval-Leroy Rosé de Saignée Brut

1998 Duval-Leroy Blanc de Blancs

• Champagne Egly-Ouriet, Ambonnay This serious, well-run domaine has nine hectares of Grand Cru vineyards. In the cellar, slow pressing, natural yeast, fermentation in barriques and bottling without fining or filtration help to give the wines their pure identity. The wines are Pinot-rich with minimal dosage. Old gold colours, scents of warm fruit, deep, resonant flavours. Egly-Ouriet Tradition Grand Cru

Egly-Ouriet VP Extra Brut Grand Cru

Egly-Ouriet Brut Grand Cru Millesime 2000

1998 Egly-Ouriet Blanc de Noirs Vieilles Vignes Brut Grand

Champagne Gos Set, Ay Established in 1584, Gosset is one of the oldest houses in theregion, in 1992 becoming the first new Grande Marque for more than 30 years. Gosset fruit is sourced from the Premier and Grand Cru villages of the Marne region. Harvesting is manual with just the first pressings being used. Gosset Brut Excellence NV

Gosset Brut Excellence Jeroboam
4 Bottles…£275

Gosset Brut Excellence Methuselah
8 Bottles…£575

Gosset Grande Réserve

Gosset Grande Millésime 1999

Gosset Grand Rosé/8

1998 Gosset Celebris

• Champagne Alfred Gratien, Epernay
‘I have always been of the opinion that champagne should be to wine what haute couture is to fashion.’

Alfred Gratien Alfred Gratien has been producing since 1864 with rigorous selection of grapes, traditional methods, limited output and respect for the land. The first fermentation takes place entirely in small 228 litre oak Champagne casks giving a vinous, flavoursome, balanced style. Cuvée Paradis is a blend of tête de cuvées and Grand Cru wines: a vinous wine redolent of honey, sweet walnuts and gingerbread. Alfred Gratien Cuvée Paradis

Alfred Gratien Brut Vintage 1998

Champagne Henriot, Reims Founded in 1808, Henriot’s belief is in careful grape selection and extended cellaring before release, bringing a richer style, often creamy on the palate. As the wines age yeasty bread like character appears. Henriot Blanc Souverain Pur Blanc de blancs

Henriot Brut Rosé

• Champagne Jacques Son, Dizy Jacquesson was founded in 1798 by Memmie Jacquesson and today stakes a claim as the oldest independent Champagne house. The latest NV blend – 731, is a blend of one third Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, based on the 2000 vintage, a gently honeyed texture, sweet toffee, gentle acids and overall a rich style, cut through by a lemony finish. The impressive Avize Grand Cru is from a single vineyard and has a cashew nut nose, piles of honeyed fruit with a mineral seam. Jacquesson Cuvée 731

Jacquesson Avize Grand Cru 1997

Jacquesson Dizy Terres Rouge Rosé 2002

Champagne Krug, Reims
‘The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne.’

Samuel Johnson Krug is distinctive and easily recognized by taste due to complete barrel fermentation and extended lees aging; on the nose, Krug is identified by its strongly developed and aged nutty lees influence and a certain oakiness. On the palate, Krug wines commonly display a raciness derived from their unique production; suppression of the malolactic fermentation, richness both from lees and barrel fermentation. Krug Grande Cuvée

Krug Grande Cuvée Magnum

Krug Grande Cuvée Half Bottle

Krug Clos du Mesnil 1995

Krug Vintage 1990

Krug Vintage 1995

Champagne Larmandier-Bernier, Vertus A dynamic small modern estate whose approach to viticulture is completely natural — the 15 hectare vineyard lies on the terroirs of the Côte des Blancs: Vertus, a premier Cru village, Cramant, Chouilly, Oger and Avize, all Grand Cru villages. These are utterly brilliant, natural, graceful Champagnes. Larmandier-Bernier Blanc de Blancs

Larmandier-Bernier 1er Cru Non –Dosée Terre de Vertus

Larmandier-Bernier Rosé 1er Cru AC Extra-Brut Rosé de Saignée

Larmandier-Bernier Grand Cru AC 2003 Extra Brut Vieille Vigne de Cramant

• Laurent-Perrier, Tour Sur Marne Founded in 1812, Laurent Perrier has maintained family ownership, though the family name has changed through sale and bequeath. In 1945 army sergeant Bernard de Nonancourt broke into Hitler’s wine cave in the Bavarian Alps, where he discovered half a million bottles of wine including a few hundred cases of Salon Champagne, which he had witnessed being stolen from his neighbour five years earlier. On return, Bernard started a 4-year apprenticeship within other houses in preparation to take over Laurent-Perrier from his mother with these guiding words: ‘You’ll never make a good Director without being a good worker’ Laurent Perrier NV

Laurent Perrier Ultra Brut NV

Laurent Perrier Rosé Brut NV

Laurent Perrier Rosé Brut Magnum

Laurent Perrier Grand Siècle

Champagne Bruno Paillard, Reims
‘Paillard’s Champagnes are ‘taut, tight, slender and pure’

Andrew Jefford The Brut NV is incisive, the rosé refreshingly fruity andthe Reserve Privée, founded in Paillard’s own 3ha vineyard in Oger, is thrillingly acidic laced with sap, leaf and grapefruit. The prestige NPU is only made from Grand Cru wines from seven separate vineyards which are f ermented in oak – vivid, vinous, intense and extraordinary. Bruno Paillard Brut Première Cuvée

Bruno Paillard Rosé Première Cuvée

Bruno Paillard Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Réserve Privée

1995 Bruno Paillard NPU

• Champagne Philipponnat Mareuil-Sur-Ay Based in the Champagne region since the 17th century, the Philipponnat wines are rich in Pinot. The Clos des Goisses is magnificent, a muscular, structured Champagne – rich Pinot Noir giving orchard fruits and notes of grilled bread, grilled mushrooms and hazelnuts. Philipponnat Royale Réserve

Philipponnat Réserve Rosé

2000 Philipponnat Cuvée 1522

1999 Philipponnat Clos des Goisses

Champagne Pol Roger, Epernay
‘Remember gentlemen, it’s not just France we are fighting for, it’s Champagne!’

Winston Churchill Pol Roger, thanks to the enthusiastic endorsement of Winston Churchill, has always been regarded with fondness by the British people. The wines tend to be seductive with a plump, honey-tinged richness, yet quite shy on the finish. The vintage brut is composed of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. The Rosé has a pale, onion skin hue, and a lovely nose, demonstrating a refined, mineral-infused quality. Pol Roger Brut NV

Pol Roger Brut Magnum

Pol Roger Brut Jeroboam
4 Bottles…£290

Pol Roger Brut Methuselah
8 Bottles…£580

Pol Roger Brut Salmanazar
12 Bottles…£880

Pol Roger Brut Balthazar
16 Bottles…£1200

Pol Roger Brut Nebuchadenezzar
20 Bottles…£1600

Pol Roger Rich NV

2000 Pol Roger Rosé

1998 Pol Roger Cuvée Winston Churchill

Champagne Louis Roederer, Reims Brut Premier, aged about 3.5 years before release, is built on a core of Pinot Noir with 20% of Roederer’s wood-aged reserves. Cristal, an equal blend of Pinot and Chardonnay, is an iconic wine with considerable finesse combining the incision of a great Côtes des Blancs with the rich rounded fruit of the Montagne de Reims as well as complex aromas of honey and beeswax that denote ageing in wood. Louis Roederer Brut Premier

Louis Roederer Brut Premier Methuselah
8 Bottles…£550

2003 Louis Roederer Brut Vintage

2003 Louis Roederer Vintage Rosé

2000 Louis Roederer Cristal

1997 Louis Roedever Cristal Magnum

• Champagne Ruinart, Reims Ruinart, established in 1729, is another laying claim to be the first Champagne house. A blend of 100% Premier Cru Chardonnay from different years it has a very beautiful pale golden yellow colour. An intense nose with notes of fresh citrus fruit, mainly lime, greets you followed by a very supple, round and harmonious palate. Dom Ruinart is 100% Grand Cru Chardonnay – a fine, fresh and delicate nose with a beautiful intensity. Notes of fresh almonds, toasted brioche, citrus fruits and dried fruits, fine and delicatesensation on the palate and a finish suggestive of fresh citrus fruit notes and coffee. Ruinart NV

Ruinart Blanc de Blancs

Ruinart Rosé

1996 Dom Ruinart Blanc

Champagne Salon, Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger Once the personal Champagne house of Eugène Aimé Salon, a rabbit skin millionaire of the early 20th century, Salon is now owned by Laurent Perrier. Only one cuvée is produced and it is exclusively vintage, making it the only winery not to produce a wine every year. 1997 Salon Cuvée S Blanc de Blanc

• Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Reims Champagne ’s greatest dame was Nicole-Barbe Clicquot –Ponsardin. Following the death of her husband in 1805 she was thrust at the age of 27 years old into a competitive and male dominated business. She became one of Champagnes greatest entrepreneurs and innovators making Veuve Clicquot into a Grande Marque. Always striving for perfection she was instrumental in developing the system of remuage for clarifying the wine. Veuve Clicquot Yellow label

Veuve Clicquot Rose NV

1999 Veuve Clicquot Vintage

2002 Veuve Clicquot Vintage Rich

2000 Veuve Clicquot Vintage Rose

1998 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame

Champagne Vilmart, Rilly-La-Montagne
‘Champagne is a great leveller. It makes you my equal’.

McCaulay Connor – The Philadelphia Story The philosophy of this estate according to Laurent Champ, fifth generation of the Champ family at the helm, is to make wines, not bubbles. The Grand Réserve (70% Pinot, 30% Chardonnay) is vinous and crisply defined, the Grand Cellier reverses the proportions and is more piercing and intense. The vintage Coeur de Cuvée is from the heart of the pressings of an 80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot blend from 50+ year old vines, barrel-fermented and bottled without filtration. Vilmart Grand Réserve

2002 Vilmart Grand Cellier d’Or

2000 Vilmart Coeur de Cuvée

• Champagne Cocktails
Kettners Champagne Cocktail…£9.75
Calvados topped with champagne garnished with a twist of orange & griottine cherry

Kir Royal…£9.75
Champagne & crème de cassis

Fraise Royal…£9.75
Strawberry purée & fraise des bois topped with champagne

Champagne Cocktail…£9.75
A sugar lump with a dash of Angostura bitters cognac & topped with champagne

Wines In The Champagne Bar
Our Wine Glass serves 175ml

Whites 2007 Saint-Véran BIN N°17 Domaine Michel Chavet – Burgundy
Glass…£7.75 Bottle…£29

2007 Sancerre La Vigne Blanche BIN N°22 Domaine Henri Bourgeois – Loire
Glass …£10.50 Bottle…£39.50

2007 Viognier BIN N°32 Yves Cuilleron – Northern Rhône

2007 Pouilly-Fuissé Les Cras BIN N°43 Domaine Christophe Thibert – Burgundy

• Reds 2007 Moulin-à-Vent Vieilles Vignes Jacky Janodet – Beaujolais
Glass…£8.75 Bottle…£33 BIN N°86

2005 Château de Cardaillan Graves – Bordeaux
Glass…£11 Bottle…£38

BIN N°94

2006 Pinot Noir BIN N°100 Domaine de Corps du Garde – Burgundy

2005 Gigondas BIN N°85 Domaine Raspail-Ay – Rhône

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